Understanding Structural Design
Please note that completion of the e-course or the taught course, ‘Understanding Structural Behaviour’, is recommended before beginning ‘Understanding Structural Design’.
‘Understanding Structural Design’ provides an overview of the design process by reviewing existing structures, with an extension of the ‘Understanding Structural Behaviour’ course to three-dimensional structures, an analysis of structural failures, and the application of an approximate analysis to two iconic structures.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe and discuss the process of creating the structural model; understand the distinct stages of the full design process
- Explain the application of an understanding of structural behaviour to the creation of the engineering model
- Describe the range of checks you should carry out on the results of the computer analysis
- Demonstrate an understanding of the load distribution for an existing structure.
How To Work Through This Topic
This course consists of videos followed by PDF files containing practice problems.
You should view the videos and copy the screen displays into your notes before attempting the practice problems. After this, there is a video of the solution to the practice problems.
Finally, when you are ready, take the exam and, once you have passed, you will receive the course completion certificate.
- Lectures 20
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 12 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 87
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self